Coin News: 1933 Double Eagles, Proof Eagle Values, Presidential Dollar Error


Several numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews about once a week. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s coin articles:

Government Sues Itself in 1933 $20 Dispute
David L. Ganz | Numismatic News

Just when you thought that the Bleak House of coin litigations was percolating toward a trial date early next year, the contest over who owns 10 1933 $20 gold pieces took a strange turn Dec. 2 as the government of the United States of America sued itself – and Israel Switt, the original supplier of the coins to the secondary market, spoke from the grave in an affidavit filed by the Mint …

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Demand up for Proof [Eagle] $1
Steve Roach | Coin Values

Especially in the absence of Proof 2009-W American Eagle coins to satisfy the growing demand from both new and established collectors of the series, the market for common Proof gold and silver American Eagles is surging. At the same time, scarcer, collector-oriented, Proof silver American Eagles are trading at a discount to their 2008 levels …

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Odd Type of Error Appears on Edge [of Presidential Dollars]
Ken Potter | Numismaster

Gary Kelly of Michigan has come up with 2008-D Martin Van Buren Presidential dollar with a pretty rare error type known as the Dropped Letter or Dropped Design. In fact, this is the first of this error type that I have been able to report on since the Presidential dollar series began in early 2007. While I have reported on dropped characters many times in the past few years, this one is different from all the rest in that instead of the errant character occurring on the …

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Coin Clinic Questions Answered
Alan Herbert | Numismatic News

Are the collectible proof and uncirculated gold and silver American Eagles legally bound to the same precious metals sourcing rules as the bullion coins? … Under what authority does the Mint produce proof and uncirculated gold and silver American Eagles? … What did they do with the New York Assay Office after it was closed down? … Do you think dealers will “process” the copper-plated zinc cents like they did the 1943 steel cents? …

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